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Posted by: yus | 2011/10/10

supplements

Hi I would like to know if a 17 year old is allowed to take BSN true mass. IS there any side effects, and will it help someone who wighs 50 kg thanks

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Dear Yus
Generally speaking adolescents should not take supplements that may contain stimulants and unnecessary additives until they have stopped growing. So if the person in question is only 17 years old, it may be prudent to not use this type of supplement to promote weight gain. Basically individuals who struggle to gain weight do not ingest sufficient energy for the high demands of their Basic metabolic rate and/or physical activity. I have written some articles on this subject. For basic information click on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page and then on 'Nutrition Basics' and 'Weight gaining' and read the articles. Companies like Nestle, among others, make balanced meal replacement supplements. Phone the Nestle Consumer Services at 0860 09 6789 and ask about Nutritional Supplements to boost your energy intake. You can purchase such liquid meal supplements at most chemist shops. Basically you need to eat more food either by gradually increasing how much you eat at each meal, or by taking balanced meal supplements IN ADDITION to your regular meals (not to replace meals), or by having more snacks between meals. If you use a liquid meal replacement supplement at the rate of 200 ml 3x a day, then you should gain 1 kg per week. Feedback from other Readers has indicated that they have successfully gained weight by using a balanced meal replacement supplement.
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DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/10/11

Dear Yus
Generally speaking adolescents should not take supplements that may contain stimulants and unnecessary additives until they have stopped growing. So if the person in question is only 17 years old, it may be prudent to not use this type of supplement to promote weight gain. Basically individuals who struggle to gain weight do not ingest sufficient energy for the high demands of their Basic metabolic rate and/or physical activity. I have written some articles on this subject. For basic information click on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page and then on 'Nutrition Basics' and 'Weight gaining' and read the articles. Companies like Nestle, among others, make balanced meal replacement supplements. Phone the Nestle Consumer Services at 0860 09 6789 and ask about Nutritional Supplements to boost your energy intake. You can purchase such liquid meal supplements at most chemist shops. Basically you need to eat more food either by gradually increasing how much you eat at each meal, or by taking balanced meal supplements IN ADDITION to your regular meals (not to replace meals), or by having more snacks between meals. If you use a liquid meal replacement supplement at the rate of 200 ml 3x a day, then you should gain 1 kg per week. Feedback from other Readers has indicated that they have successfully gained weight by using a balanced meal replacement supplement.
Best regards
DietDoc

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